Willow Lakes

Willow Lakes, Hart Lane, Bodham, NR25 6PX.
In the North Norfolk coastal area between Sheringham and Holt

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Willow Lakes

Fishing Lakes, Bodham, NR25 6PX.
In the North Norfolk coastal area between Sheringham and Holt


Fishing is a great sport for young and old alike

A rod licence - gives you the legal right to use a fishing rod or pole.
Issued by the Environmental Agency (EA), one rod licence licences up to two fishing rods.
Anyone aged 13 or over must have a rod licence. If you're under 13 you don't need one.
You can buy a 1-day, 8-day or 12-month licence online. Buy it from the EA :


The Lakes are situated on Hart Lane in Bodham, North Norfolk

What is here

The Large Lake contains 29 fishing platforms
The Small Lake contains 13 fishing platforms
Toilets are available on site

How much per day

A day ticket costs £5.00 and can be purchased on the day by our roving support staff

24hr CCTV in operation

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We would love you to post your catch pictures to our Google page

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Tell us about your visit

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Keep our site clean

Please take all rubbish with you, including unused bait.

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Bream is a deep-bodied fish with a high back and flattened sides. Typically it is dark brown or greyish on the back with younger fish being much more silvery. Small bream are often called skimmers


Rudd are coppery golden in colour with bright blood red fins and an upturned mouth for surface feeding.


Chub are a shoaling fish, dusky silver in colour often with a brown to bronze sheen. They are quite distinctive with a blunt snout, rounded body and very large mouth.


Carp are easily recognised by their dark brown to bronze colouration. They have a large rounded body and large powerful fins. Decades of selective breeding has resulted in three common strains. Common carp are fully scaled, mirror carp are partially scaled and leather carp have virtually no scales at all.


Tench are easily recognised by their olive green colouration and small red eyes. They have a stout body and rounded powerful fins. They can on rare occasions be of golden colouration.


Roach is a shoaling fish, silver in colour with grey-brown to orange fins. Roach can often be confused with rudd. To check, you can count the lateral line scales (rudd have 40-55), look at the shape of the mouth (rudd have an upturned mouth as they primarily feed at the surface) and make sure the front of the dorsal fin is in line with the pelvic fins (In rudd the dorsal fin is well to the rear of the pelvic fins).


Perch have a greeny-brown back with a series of dark vertical bars across the upper sides and bright orange or red pelvic and anal fins. They have a very spikey dorsal fin and pointed gill covers and care should be taken when handling them.

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General Rules

  • U16's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Only 2 Rods per person
  • No fish over 2lb to be retained in keep nets whilst pleasure fishing
  • No barbed hooks and only manufactured barbless hooks permitted. maximum hook size is 8
  • Juniors (under 16 years of age) MUST be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old)
  • No boilies allowed, all baits to be used in moderation and not left in or thrown into the lake at the end of the session. Unused bait to be taken away.
  • No entry to the fishery during the hours of darkness. No night fishing
  • Lakes must be left clean and tidy by taking all your rubbish home
  • Fishing from platforms only
  • No fires, no shooting, no live-baiting allowed at the fishery
  • Dogs are to be kept on leads at all times
  • Cars must park in the car park
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Willow Lakes, Hart Ln, Holt NR25 6PX
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